Regis College is pleased to announce the appointment of Kimberly Hokanson, EdD, as Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Hokanson, who has more than three decades of extensive fundraising experience in higher education, will oversee advancement and alumni engagement, implement fundraising strategies and lead the completion of the university’s Now We Fly comprehensive campaign.
“Kimberly’s depth of experience in higher education fundraising and campaign strategy development combined with her proven effective management skills make her the ideal candidate to lead our university’s advancement office,” said university President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN. “She will build upon our culture of philanthropy and is a welcome addition to my senior leadership team.”
“I am inspired by Regis’ mission and am eager to lead advancement efforts of a university with strong leadership and a clear commitment to philanthropic growth,” said Hokanson. “I look forward to collaborating with faculty and staff across the university and meeting the loyal members of the Regis alumni and donor community.”
For the past nine years, Hokanson has served in several positions of increasing responsibility at Wellesley College. Most recently, she served as Associate Vice President and Interim Co-Vice President for Resources in the Development Office. At Wellesley, she led a team that successfully planned and executed a $500 million campaign. Prior to this, Hokanson worked in the development offices at Bates College and Harvard University.
Hokanson is a member of many professional organizations including the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the George and Raymond Frank Foundation. She has served as keynote speaker at many local and national conferences.
Hokanson earned her bachelor’s degree in American studies from Colby College and master’s and doctorate in education from Harvard University.